th coversOh, the places we have been! Texas Highways is so proud to represent the Lone Star State, and we love sharing the many ways there are to make your travels memorable. Here’s a recap of what we’ve shared in 2015.

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Our stories cover all aspects of enjoying the state – from new places to explore to new ways to explore old places. We add elements of history, the food, events, the people and more because so many elements factor into and enhance your travel experiences.

There’s much more, but here are a few highlights:

January – Treat yourself and retreat for the New Year!

dino1Soothe your mind, body and spirit at Hilltop Gardens in the Rio Grande Valley

East Texas Piney Woods and its historic role in tranquility and timber.

Texas’ prehistoric trail that connects museums and archaeological sites

The music of country-soul band Shinyribs

Port Arthur’s mix of culture and the coast.


February – Where to eat, hike, sip and stay in Big Bend

climbExploring the Mesa de Anguila

Taking in the luxuries of Big Bend

Join us as we spotlight little-known canyons of Big Bend

Starry nights at Big Bend Ranch

Big time brew in Big Bend


March- Campfire Cuisine

Independence1Visit Washington on the Brazos for a celebration of Texas’ independence

See the blooming dogwoods of Palestine

Learn the art of campfire cooking

Kayaking San Antonio’s Mission Reach


April – Wildflower Drives

WildflowerVu55Wildflowers galore. Our annual issue celebrates the beautiful blooms and some don’t-miss wildflower road trips.

Savor Dallas’ barbecue renaissance

Discover the lure of Llano

Birding with the kids in Weslaco

Climb at Reimers Ranch Park

Bust a gut laughing at Austin’s Esther’s Follies


May – Summer Groovin’

bucket list final 2 send10 Summer Must-dos

Retro Retreats offer nostalgic comfort

Houston’s centerpiece – Hermann Park

Free and cheap on South Padre Island

Texas bucket list

Scenic solitude at Lake Somerville


June – Sand, Surf, Seafood and Sunrises

TG7995Hello Beach! Examining beach communities from South Padre Island to Bolivar Peninsula

Shipwrecks in the Gulf? We check it out.

The reptilian grace of Texas’ sea turtles

Simple pleasures of Palacios


July – A Tribute to the Great Lakes of Texas


We love our lakesPhotos (from top) by Kenny Braun, Brandon Jackobeit, Erich Schlegel, Chase A. Fountain-TPWD, and Kenny Braun.

. From recreation, drinking water and flood control, lakes are essential. Plus 13 premier Texas lakes

Kid-friendly excursions on the DART

Caddo Mounds and the original Texans


August – Guide to fun after sundown. Escape the heat

– from swimming in darkness to communing with nocturnal creatures

Photo tour of vintage Texas neon signs

War and remembrance at Fredericksburg’s National Museum of the Pacific War


September – People, places and wide-open urban spaces


Extraordinary Texans Photo by Will van Overbeek

– some of the folks that help make this state so great

Texas Highways writers share some of their favorite city spots

City parks that offer an oasis for urbanites

San Antonio’s reclaimed bird paradise

We shed light on the forgotten conflict and the Rio Grande Valley’s Civil War Trail


October – The Great State Fair and The Valley’s Secret Resacas

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Photo by Kevin Stillman

The State Fair of Texas kicks off

Lakes Less Paddled: Rio Grande Valley’s resacas

Carthage’s Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Tex Ritter Museum

Mission’s National Butterfly Center

Old West ghost tales at Fort Concho

Vintage travel along the Bankhead Highway


November: Comfort Food! Readers’ Favorite Restaurants

cfsComfort comes in many flavors

Autumn hike in the Hill Country

Old-fashioned fun in Mount Vernon


December – Winter Wonders


Heartwarming hearthsPhoto by Eric W. Pohl

Galveston aglow for Winter

Winter Whitescapes from the West

Davis Mountains horseback adventure

Holiday getaway to Waxahachie

We look forward to 2016 and new adventurous trips in Texas. We hope you’ll join us!



From the January 2016 issue

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